the whole "frame before v-brakes = no v brakes" thing is bull
99.9% of us couldnt wait to ditch our faffy to adjust cantis back in the day.
and yes, i'm perfectly capable of setting a canti up nicely, i just have better things to do.
Awfully harsh - there's plenty of things, on here, taken "as is" that are just aesthetics - and this is no different.
I'm already a pariah, i run V's on a frame with a canti hanger.
i liken it to sticking a more modern engine into a classic car - if it means it gets used more, just bloody do it!
it's also odd that i've seen a few threads where people have moved hell and high water to run cantis on frames and forks that were never intended for them, but this is "ok"
Of course it is - cantis are <deity>'s own brakes.
In fairness, though, many of those scenarios are things like a change in stem, resulting in a need for a canti hanger - or using aheadsets, where previously a threaded headset, old-fashioned stem with a hanger held under the headset locknut, or boingy fork have made original fixtures and fittings fubar'd.
It's just the difficult and fiddly argument that's a tad irksome - plus as I said - plenty of other aesthetics are deemed axioms, as I see it, this is no different.
Personally, I'm less bothered about frame accoutrements looking out of place with Vs - but I do think learning to setup cantis is a worthwhile lesson given that Vs largely dumbed this brake thing down.
Perhaps they are an anacrhonism - but then where would we be without anachronisms.